Consumer Manipulation & Exploitation - PART 3 ISOEconomics / Isokratic Econommics
Nowadays the consumer is being systematically manipulated, if not abused by the present economic systems. Irrespective of the system formation, whether is a free market, socialist or authoritarian; The consumer is economically isolated and perhaps unable to demand and gain the proportionate economic benefits of his power. The only difference from present day, system to system, is the degree by which the consumer is being manipulated, exploited or abused. The consumer of course is no other than the public at large, including you and me. Subsidisation in one region, or country and retaliatory import tariffs and controls in other countries, affect each and every consumer around the world.
Why? The same product or services are sold by the same producing or distributing companies, for much higher prices in different countries, or regions. Price fluctuations are so high, that they are totally unacceptable. We can now a days find products being sold for substantially lower prices, in a country with a high cost of living, than a country with lower cost of living. Taking transport and taxation issues out the case still remains the same. As these practices continue the market will force itself with the appropriate corrections, at least in the free markets. Authoritarian systems will have to decide whether they will want to pay the price of either collapsing or being left behind undeveloped.